A Scam Email with the Subject "western union information urgent pick up" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 May 2011 09:58:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Western Union Office" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
How are you today? I write to inform you that we have already sent you $5,000.00USD through Western Union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment of $1.800,000.00USD via Western Union Money Transfer by the United Nations (ECOWAS). This is because the United Nations and (ECOWAS) are supporting individuals due to the worldwide economy meltdown. I would have requested for your phone number to give you the information through phone but internet hackers were many. So i decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you can pick up this $5,000.00USD to enable us send another $5,000.00USD by tomorrow as you know that we will be sending you only $5,000.00USD per day. The fund was sent in the name which you use in opening your e-mail address. Please pick up this information and rush to any western union to pick up the $5,000.00USD and send us an email back to enable us send you another payment by tomorrow. email me once you picked up this USD5000.00 today. Here is the western union information to pick up the Manager :Mrs.Anita Daniel Email: email@example.com Email me once you picked up this USD5000.00 today. Here is the western union information to pick up the USD5000.00, Payment Information. MTCN :_______________853-135-0574 Sender's Name:_________Tracy Johnson Text Question:__________How Long Answer:_______________Immediately Amount Sent___________$5000.00USD Country:_______________Nigeria With due respect please get back to us urgently after the pick of the money and if you have any problem you can as well contact us immediately. Thanks Mrs. Anita Daniel. western union Office.